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Philipp Boeing

Entrepreneur, Biohacker, Co-Founder, Bento Bio in London

DIY Your DNA - Genetics For Everyone


"Lots of people can hack, make and create their own technologies and move from being just a consumer to being a participator or even a creator." 

In "DIY your DNA - Genetics for Everyone" From PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 149, Philipp Boeing wants to do for genetics what Arduino has done for electronics, making it open to everybody. As co-founder of Bento Lab, he’s helped create the world’s first easy-to-use DNA laboratory. Boeing will tell us about his journey to date with Bento Lab – and what the future holds for citizen science!

Philipp Boeing さんは初心者でも簡単に扱うことが可能なマイコンボード、Arduinoが電子機器の世界に貢献したことを遺伝学にも応用したいと考えています。 Bento Labの共同設立者として、Philippさんは世界で初めて使い勝手の良いDNAラボの創造に貢献しました。 ボーイングは、Bento Labとの今日までの道のりについて、そして未来が市民科学にとってどう歩んでいくことになるかをお話してくださいます!

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3D-Printing Biology

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Corrie Van Sice works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok. Corrie posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take a new and exciting direction. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 10, 2013.

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30,000 Foot View of Biology

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.

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Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).


In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.” 

In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting. 

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The Art of Biology

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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DNA of Innovative Leadership

@ VOL 43 ON MAY 09, 2017

On its own Positive thinking never works! For true change, we need to un-memorize old emotions and recondition the body to a new mind, and attitude. The journey of how to change and lead your life through understanding that every-day thoughts are reflected in the reality we experience.

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You share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Did you know that you share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth. This leaves just 0.1% of your genes which make you.. you. 

In this PechaKucha given by Iona Inglesby, as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, Iona tells us the tale about how she established her company called Dot One which analyses part of this 0.1% to create prints and textiles personalised to you on a molecular level.

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Perfection is in the essence - the DNA of Chantal & Max Experience Agency

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

Perfection is in the essence - the DNA of Chantal & Max Experience Agency

Avec l’arrivée massive des Millenials sur le marché, l’adage “Fill your life with experiences, not things” résume parfaitement les attentes actuelles dans le secteur du tourisme. En plus d’une forme de retour aux sources, des expériences atypiques et personnalisées autour du local et de l’interaction humaine permettent de présenter un visage peu connu mais moderne de notre belle région lémanique!


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You: A Natural History

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.